South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1866|
The death date shown on the Headstone is in error, according to the Pension Application Record and Pension Application filed by Frances Franklin the date of death is shown to be August 28, 1866 vice 1862
John was a lanky man who stood six feet tall with blue eyes and dark hair. He led a much traveled existence, having resided in half a dozen states and in Indian territory, where he applied his exceptional skills as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, blacksmith and mechanic. Following brief respites in Tennessee and Indiana John finally settled near an iron furnace in present day Laure County, Kentucky around 1835. Eventually he moved to Longfall around the year of 1857 to live on a 100 acre farm, where he died.
Note: served in Capt. Twigg's Company, 8th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regt., during the War of 1812. Discharged after 18 months in Savannah, Georgia, he married Francis Franklin in South Carolina in 1814. Later moved to Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and back to Kentucky; residing briefly in Larue Co., KY then in 1857 moved to Edmonson County, KY living on Long Fall Creek.
The Pension record also shows that he was a private in Capt. Twigg's U.S. 8th Infantry not the North Carolina 8th.
Mary Frances Franklin Carroll (1800 - 1887)*
Tyler Wilson Carroll (1841 - 1918)*
Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Kenneth Kerby
Record added: Nov 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80401305
These are slightly after your time in the military but I cannot find War of 1812 style boots--yet.|
Added: Jun. 4, 2014
John Wilson Carroll is one of my 4X Great-grandfathers on both of my parents families. My parents were 4th cousins and did not know of this relationship.|
Added: Jun. 13, 2012